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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Belfast waste plant blaze: Emergency service efforts continuing to extinguish fires

Belfast waste plant blaze: Emergency service efforts continue battling fires

Belfast waste plant blaze: Emergency service efforts continue battling fires

The Wastebeater Recycling plant on the Kennedy Way industrial estate, Blackstaff Road caught fire last night

Mike Parry reflects on the night Princess Diana died

Princess Diana's death: Mike Parry reveals how he broke the news

Mike Parry remembers breaking the news on the night Princess Diana died

Mike Parry was running the Press Association at the time of her death

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Paul Ross clashes with junior doctor over renewed strike action

Junior Doctors to stage five days of strikes with 'full withdrawal of labour' over new Department of Health contract

British Airways to resume flights to Iran after sanctions lifted

British Airways to resume flights to Iran after sanctions lifted

British Airways to resume flights to Iran after sanctions lifted

Sanctions were imposed in October 2012 amid instability in the country.

ASLEF union suspends strike action after being issued with legal challenge

Southern Railway and Gatwick Express strike suspended over legal challenge

Southern Railway and Gatwick Express strike suspended over legal challenge

Lawyers for Govia Thameslink Railway raised the issue of drivers' legal place of work based around a depot in Brighton

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political commentator

Labour leadership: 'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins, says political journalist

'There will be some form of truce' if Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership

Adam Bienkov was speaking to talkRADIO after Jeremy Corbyn came out on top in a Labour leadership poll.

Twitter reacts to Donald Trump's visit to Mexico

#YouAreNotWelcome: Twitter reacts to Donald Trump's visit to Mexico

#YouAreNotWelcome: Twitter reacts to Donald Trump's visit to Mexico

Many in Mexico aren't happy with the Republican Presidential candidate's visit to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto.

A car being chased by police has crashed leaving two people dead

Child among two dead after car crashes into family during police chase in Penge

Two dead after car crashes into family during police chase in Penge

Eyewitness says people were trying to lift a car off a little girl in aftermath.

Pregnancy discrimination: 'We don't have teeth that can really bite and make employers think twice', says MP

Pregnancy discrimination: Maria Miller demands tougher measures 'to make employers think twice'

Maria Miller demands tougher measures on pregnancy discrimination

Miller, chair of Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee, conducted a report which showed huge amounts of discrimination towards pregnant women and new mothers

Wrath of the Beliebers. Has Justin Bieber pushed his fans too far?

Beware the wrath of the Beliebers: Has Justin Bieber pushed his fans too far?

Has Justin Bieber pushed his long-suffering fans too far?

#BeliebersRoastJustinParty is one of the top trends on Twitter. talkRADIO takes a look at the sage which drove the Beliebers to breaking point

Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not as right wing as he seems', says political commentator

Donald Trump visits Mexico: 'Maybe it's a plan to show moderate people he's not that right-wing'

Donald Trump may be visiting Mexico to show his moderate side, says commentator

Jack Graham says Trump's visit to Mexico may be a sop to moderate America - but suggests his own supporters are convinced of his hard-line stance on Mexico

Nigel Farage reveals he only wears a t-shirt to bed, and nothing else

Nigel Farage reveals he only wears a t-shirt to bed, and nothing else

Nigel Farage reveals he only wears a t-shirt to bed, and nothing else

The former Ukip leader also revealed he wears 'pretty much nothing' during the hot weather

Dr. Jacqueline Harding says she and fellow PACEY advisors 'aren't pleased' to be releasing new figures

Doctor saddened by report showing three-year-olds with body image issues

Doctor saddened by report showing three-year-olds with body image issues

A study by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years shows 24% of childcare professionals have seen body confidence issues in children aged between three and five

Today marks the anniversary of Princess Diana's death

Diana 19 years on...what happened to those she loved?

Diana 19 years on...what happened to those she knew?

Today marks the anniversary of Princess Diana's death in a car crash - but what happened to her lovers, friends and confidantes?

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani death: ISIL leader is 'replaceable', says terrorism expert

Abu Mohamed al-Adnani death: Isis leader is 'replaceable', says terrorism expert

Dead Isis leader Abu Mohamed al-Adnani is 'replaceable', says terror expert

Dr. Afzal Ashraf said there is a 'nothing particularly talented about him which can't be replaced or improved on by his successors'

Chequers Cabinet meeting: Theresa May will focus on civil servants, says MP

Brexit Chequers summit: Theresa May 'will tell ministers to get tough on civil servants'

Theresa May 'will tell ministers to get tough on civil servants' at Brexit summi

Tory MP Nigel Evans believes the Prime Minister will give a tough message regarding the UK's exit from the European Union

Pregnancy discrimination: 'There's often a pattern of treatment that begins', lawyer reveals

Pregnancy discrimination: Women advised to keep a diary

Women advised to keep a diary to guard against pregnancy discrimination

Lawyer Claire Dawson gave her advice after a report found more than one in 10 pregnant women and new mothers face workplace discrimination

Turnpike Lane shooting: teenager in critical condition after being shot in the head in north London

Turnpike Lane shooting: teenager fighting for life after being shot in head in north London

Turnpike Lane shooting: Teenager in critical condition after being shot

The 18-year-old is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after receiving a gunshot wound to the head in north London

Frankfurt Airport evacuated after a security breach

Frankfurt Airport evacuated after 'security breach'

Frankfurt Airport evacuated after 'security breach'

A reported breach has meant several terminals have been evacuated

Theresa May to convene Cabinet

Brexit summit draws UK Cabinet to Chequers

Brexit summit draws UK Cabinet to Chequers

Theresa May asks ministers to map out action plans for their departments

Teenager dies after being rescued from the river Wear in Sunderland

Teenager dies after being rescued from dinghy on river Wear in Sunderland

Teenager dies after being rescued from the river Wear in Sunderland

The young man had been sailing in a dinghy before he got into difficulty

Stephen Tompkinson on DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey, and his top three films

Stephen Tompkinson on DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey, and his top three films

Stephen Tompkinson on DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey, and his top three films

The actor popped by the studio for a chat with Paul Ross about his career and his current project

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nazi books were discovered on a mountainside

Nazi books discovered in Argentina town - days after attacks on Jewish students

Nazi books discovered in Argentina town - days after attacks on Jewish students

Discovery of books in garbage bag follows attacks by students reportedly wearing swastikas and Hitler moustaches

Apple tax bill: 'It puts off investors from putting money anywhere in Europe, so for post-Brexit Britain, it’s very good indeed', says Nigel Farage

Apple €13bn tax bill is great news for post-Brexit Britain, says Nigel Farage

Apple tax bill is great news for post-Brexit Britain, says Nigel Farage

Former Ukip leader says judgement shows 'if you're a member of the European Union, you're not in charge of your own life'

Brexit: Parliament will have say on triggering Article 50

Brexit: Parliament will have say over Article 50, says Theresa May spokesperson

Parliament will have say on triggering Article 50, says May's spokesperson

Several parties are pushed for a Parliamentary vote on when Article 50 is triggered

Police visible tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on some really good people', says Chief Inspector

Police visible tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on some really good people', says head of Police Federation

Tattoo ban: 'We're missing out on really good people', says police union chief

Inspector Victoria Martin said interpretation of the guidelines on visible tattoos differs across the country

Somalia SYL hotel car bombing: Al-Shabaab jihadists responsible

Somalia hotel car bombing kills five, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Somalia hotel car bombing kills five, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Ten people also reported injured after a car bomb exploded outside a hotel near the presidential palace in Mogadishu

Migration Crisis: UK asylum 'hotspot' plan is worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network Director

Migration Crisis: UK asylum 'hotspot' plan worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network Director

UK asylum 'hotspot' plan worth exploring, says Migrant Rights Network

Calais regional president Xavier Bertrand put forward an idea where migrants could claim UK asylum before crossing the channel

Ed Balls' comments: 'You'd expect a little more humility', says founder of Novara Media

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

Jeremy Corbyn supporter mocks Ed Balls over 2015 electoral disaster

After Balls called Jeremy Corbyn's leadership style a 'leftist utopian fantasy', Aaron Bastani said the former shadow chancellor 'isn't all that' when it comes to winning elections

North Korean officials reportedly executed with anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang

North Korean officials reportedly executed with anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang

North Korean officials reportedly executed with anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang

A South Korean newspaper has reported two senior regime officers have been killed because Kim Jong-un perceived them as a threat

Body Art tattoos

Britain's most tattooed man speaks out on police ink rules

Britain's most tattooed man speaks out on police ink rules

Man simply known as Body Art tells talkRADIO that tattooed people should be allowed to join the police

British traveller Tom Jackson dies a week after trying to save backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Family of murdered Briton Tom Jackson say they are 'indescribably proud' of him

Family of murdered Briton Tom Jackson say they are 'indescribably proud' of him

Jackson was fatally wounded attempting to save fellow backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung during knife attack in Australia

Lord Andrew Green dismisses Calais migrants UK asylum deal

UK Calais migrant deal 'won't happen' says head of Migration Watch

UK Calais migrant deal 'won't happen' says head of Migration Watch

Lord Green tells talkRADIO the proposed system wouldn't work for either France of the UK

Broadcaster pays tribute to actor Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder death: Willy Wonka star was a 'gentle genius'

Gene Wilder was a 'gentle genius and so magical'

Entertainment journalist Sandro Monetti pays tribute to Young Frankenstein actor after his death on Monday

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sir Philip Green had no choice but to make voluntary offer to plug outstanding debt, says pension expert

Sir Philip Green had no choice but to make voluntary offer to plug outstanding debt, says pension expert

Pension expert: Sir Philip Green had to make voluntary offer to plug BHS debt

BHS shut its shops for the last time yesterday

X Factor, crushed dreams and typical ideas - The work experience TV review

X Factor, crushed dreams and typical ideas - The work experience TV review

X Factor, crushed dreams and typical ideas - The work experience TV review

Work experience James takes a closer look at the small screen

Heavy police presence remains as partygoers attend Notting Hill Carnival

Heavy police presence remains as partygoers attend the final day of Notting Hill Carnival

Heavy police presence remains as partygoers attend Notting Hill Carnival

The eventl, which attracts more than a million people annually, began yesterday and ends today

Expert praises the success of Mars simulation experiment in Hawaii

Expert praises the success of Mars simulation experiment in Hawaii

Expert praises the success of Mars simulation experiment in Hawaii

A team of six people have emerged today after living in isolation for one year

Pro-EU campaigners make a funding plea to Brexiteers to help the Peoples' Challenge stop Theresa May from triggering Article 50 without a Parlimentary Act

Brexit: Pro-EU campaigners make funding plea to stop Theresa May triggering Article 50 without Parlimentary Act

Pro-EU group funding makes plea to Brexiteers over Article 50

The Peoples' Challenge is trying to ensure Prime Minister Theresa May gets Parliament's approval before beginning exit negotiations from the EU

British Medical Association calls for the length of GP appointments to be increased

British Medical Association calls for the length of GP appointments to be increased

BMA calls for the length of GP appointments to be increased

Medicial chiefs want new measures to help the workload of doctors

Izzy Bizu talks about her upcoming album, future gigs, and singing in French

Izzy Bizu talks about her upcoming album, future gigs, and singing in French

Izzy Bizu talks about her upcoming album, future gigs, and singing in French

The singer-songwriter came back the talkRADIO studio to chat to Paul Ross

Man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following uncorroborated reports of child abduction in Surrey

Man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following uncorroborated reports of child abduction in Surrey

Man arrested following uncorroborated reports of child abduction in Surrey

Police could find no evidence to support the claims of a young boy being snatched

Asthma UK Chief Executive says NHS treatment of the condition is 'complacent'

Asthma UK Chief Executive says NHS treatment of the condition is 'complacent'

Asthma UK Chief Executive says NHS treatment of the condition is 'complacent'

A report by the charity revealed there are more than 1,000 needless deaths from the condition

Parkinson's disease: Leading expert on new test that could lead to early diagnosis

Parkinson's disease: Leading expert on new test that could lead to early diagnosis

Parkinson's disease: Expert on new test that could lead to early diagnosis

Doctor Alison Green from the University of Edinburgh reveals details of tests on sticky protein molecules

Miners' pensions: Lawyer Peter Stefanovic calls for a public inquiry into the government's £8billion windfall

Miners' pensions: Lawyer Peter Stefanovic calls for a public inquiry into the government's £8billion windfall

Lawyer Peter Stefanovic calls for a public inquiry into miners' pensions

The government has taken around £8billion from the scheme

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

Hudsy performs a busker set for Jon Holmes

The Canadian singer delighted us with his dulcet tones

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 21

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 21

Podcast: Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast - Episode 21

Check out the latest podcast from the Paul Ross Full Set Breakfast show

Matt Edmondson on the Xtra Factor, friendship with Rylan, and working with Simon

Matt Edmondson on the Xtra Factor, friendship with Rylan Clark-Neal, and working with Simon Cowell

Matt Edmondson on the Xtra Factor, Rylan, and working with Simon Cowell

The presenter gave Paul Ross the scoop ahead of the X Factor's launch on Saturday night

Children's TV personality Justin Fletcher on sign language, Peter Kay and the Railway Children

Children's TV personality Justin Fletcher on sign language, Peter Kay and 'The Railway Children'

Justin Fletcher on sign language, Peter Kay and 'The Railway Children'

The children's TV actor revealed how character Mr Tumble came about

'It's very undemocratic' - Chair of Labour Leave John Mills blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

'It's very undemocratic' - Chair of Labour Leave, John Mills, blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

Labour Leave Chair, John Mills, blasts Owen Smith for pledging to block Brexit

Mills claims 'it's completely wrong to go back over the ground again'

Cousin of 'teenage terror twins' to be sentenced at the Old Bailey

Cousin of 'teenage terror twins' to be sentenced at the Old Bailey

Cousin of 'teenage terror twins' to be sentenced at the Old Bailey

Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Farah was convicted of preparing for terrorist acts in February

Camber Sands drownings: 'We need to continually assess the safety factors of the beach', says Rother culture and tourism councillor

Camber Sands drownings: Lifeguards will be on duty over bank holiday weekend, confirms tourism councillor

Camber Sands drownings: Lifeguards to be drafted in over bank holiday weekend

The beach will be closely monitored following the deaths of five people this week

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge calls for BBC privatisation

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge calls for BBC privatisation

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge calls for BBC privatisation

The leadership hopeful believes it would stop voters being subject to propaganda

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